M1898/M1911 Dutch East Indies Army Hembrug
Cutlass, for sale
In good condition, an unmodified M1898/M1911 Dutch East Indies
Army Hembrug Cutlass (Klewang Marechausse Netherlands), Unit Marked.
One of the few Dutch cutlasses to remain unmodified (the Japanese
reduced to hilts to make so called "Heihos"). This one
has unit markings and what is probably the Dutch Indonesian soldier's
The 24 inch blade is in very good condition but with an ominous
period nick to the cutting edge. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt
very good, some speckles of light rust. The wooden grip pieces with
some wear / age but good. The leather scabbard is good but aged.
The cutlass sheathes and draws well.
Great piece of Dutch history with unit research potential and in
above average condition. Just £500. Please quote item reference
number W80. Further / full sized pictures available upon request.
Triangle 1213-97x19 (1.560).